Friday, June 26, 2009
Almost two weeks ago I decided to host a contest to see who can conjure up the most unique and wonderful coordination package titles. To help inspire you I have included the prize to be won. This is a fabulous book full of vivid and beautiful photographs from one of the best in the business, Colin Cowie. If you would like to receive this gorgeous book for free all you have to do is email me three names for my coordination packages at Shannon_Langston@cox.net and if you are selected it will be mailed to you! How easy!
Getmarried.com is another great resource for brides and features tips on Health, Beauty, Wedding Gowns, Planning tips and so much more! Coming this October they will role out Get Married Magazine! Make sure to check out this link to receive a free issue of the magazine.
The inside scoop on navigating the name-change process with ease.
Name change is a hot topic these days with both brides and grooms. Do you change your name completely, hyphenate, not change anything or find some way to compromise? We asked Danielle Tate, founder of www.MissNowMrs.com, an online name-change service for brides and newlyweds, what wisdom she would share with couples.
1. Many couples forget to discuss name-change before their weddings, which can lead to some tense newlywed discussions. Take some time prior to your wedding to discuss both of your views on name-change and work together to come up with an acceptable plan.
2. How can you compromise on name-change without hyphenating? Depending on your state of residence you could take your maiden name as a new middle name, elect to have two last names without a hyphen or have your husband change his name.
3. Most brides do not have enough time to change their names before their honeymoon, so avoid potential travel disaster by booking your honeymoon and travel documents in your maiden name or be sure to let your fiancé know that he should.
4. Order two or three certified copies of your marriage certificate after your wedding. You will need these certificates to file many of your name-change forms; waiting for one form to be processed before you file the next form is a huge waste of time. You may also need a copy of your marriage license to travel over seas if the arrangments were made in your married name and you have not changed your driver's license, passport, etc.
5. Don’t be afraid to use a name-change service. www.MissNowMrs.com was designed to guide brides and newlyweds through the entire name-change process while saving them hours of time and filing frustration.
6. Enjoy your new name! Once you’ve made your name-change decision and filed your paperwork, celebrate with a new monogrammed item or stationary. There’s nothing like being a new Mrs!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
- Email your three names to Shannon_Langston@cox.net
- Have them submitted by July 1,2009
How much easier could it be?!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Baby Showers are fabulous! I love attending these joyous and adorably themed parties. I love the smell of frosted cupcakes or cake as much as I enjoy eating them, the smell of scotch tape on wrapping paper, the stories mothers tell the expectant mother, all the adorable tiny clothes and the smell of baby lotion!!
The newest trend in baby showers has become the baby welcoming shower. This type of shower has wonderful advantages to a "traditional" shower.
- The mother may drink a glass of champagne!
- The guests who could not attend the birth will be able to view the new bundle
- It's a great opportunity for the new parents to receive gifts, not that they are expected, for the child they may not have received prior to the birth
- The theme to the shower is already so easy; The new baby!
- The shower can be made more personal and intimate while the mother can learn those always wanted parenting tips. Ha!
- The shower can be made to feel less formal and can even be in the form of a BBQ
- No games are required
- Have lots of hand sanitizer
- Make sure the mother and/or father have adjusted to the new busy schedule of being parents
- Make sure no guest who attends is ill
- You could even suggest the guests help the new mom to scrapbook pictures of the baby while at the shower
- While this can be a less formal event, make sure you still accommodate the wishes of your honorees
These can be a great alternative to the traditional pre-baby baby shower and have gained popularity over the past couple of years. So if the unexpected occurs during your pregnancy or you would like to introduce your new joy to everyone at once this is a great option.
I then had this patient and creative man design another ad that advertises the other types of events I handle besides weddings.
I am very pleased with how these two ads turned out and hope that my clients will be just as pleased and call to schedule an appointment!
I need to email him once again and tweak the size of this ad, but am very pleased with his vision, talent and patience with me! Thanks so much Gabe!